Canadiens Hall Of Famer Emile Bouchard, Dead At 92

By Amos Legault

One of the great Montreal Canadiens captains, Emile “Butch” Bouchard died today, surrounded by his family. He was 92.

Bouchard was a born and raised Montrealer. He served as captain of the Habs for eight years, and won four cups with them. The giant defender amassed 149 points in 785 games as a Hab, spending his entire 15-year career in Montreal.

To get an idea of how perfectly Butch embodied hard work and determination, you really only need to know one thing: He was already sixteen years old when he started skating (yes, one-six) and just four years later, he would be a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

You won’t find a better example of dedication.

“I was a determined, enthusiastic young fellow in those days,” he once said. “That’s what you need to make a success in life. You work hard, you’re enthusiastic and very disciplined at your game.”

A legend rests in peace.

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